The best meeting place for Cleantech Companies and Investors | October 30-31st 2018 | London, UK


‘Risk and Rewards in Cleantech’

The best meeting place for Cleantech Companies and Investors

MONDAY 30.10.2017


The pre-event will take place at the beautiful residence of the Ambassador of Finland in the heart of London. The investor-only part will explore the risks and rewards of the changing cleantech investment landscape in Europe. Finland was ranked 2nd in Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 and the opportunities arising from there will be revealed along with highlights from UK and Swiss cleantech markets. The evening will continue with networking and celebration of the 100 years of independent Finland. TERVETULOA! WELCOME!

Investor-Only Pre-event 30th October 3.30pm-7.30pm
Europe in transition: the impact on risk and reward in the cleantech sector
The Finnish Residence, 14 Kensington Palace Gardens London W8 4QP

15:30 – 16:00Doors open and registration
16:00 - 16:10Opening - Päivi Luostarinen, Finnish Ambassador to Great Britain
16:10 – 16:15 Welcome to CVD London - Martin Garratt, Cambridge Cleantech
16:15 - 16:25Nordics dominating in Cleantech Innovations: Opportunities and Success stories from Finland - Jarmo Heinonen, Tekes (Finnish funding agency for innovation)
16:25 - 16:35UK cleantech market investment trends - Robert Trezona, IP Group

16:35 - 16:45Swiss cleantech market investment trends - Alexander Renggli, Science & Innovation Section at Embassy of Switzerland in the UK
16:45 - 17:15Panel discussion with speakers: Europe in transition: the impact on risk & reward in the cleantech sector
Jarmo Heinonen, Tekes (Finnish funding agency for innovation)
Robert Trezona, IP Group
Alexander Renggli, Science & Innovation Section at Embassy of Switzerland in the UK
Fabrice Bienfait, ETF Partners
Moderated by Emmi Kaipio, Nordic Innovation Accelerator
17:15 - 18:00Investor networking
18:00 - 19:30Open networking

*The pre-events are sold out – for security reasons only registered people with ID are allowed to enter the Residence. The Finnish Residence address is: 14 Kensington Palace Gardens London W8 4QP. The closest tube stations are Notting Hill, Queensway and High Street Kensington. NOTE! The venue is the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence, NOT the Finnish Embassy, which is in a separate location.

Open Networking 30th October 5.30pm-7.30pm
The Finnish Residence, 14 Kensington Palace Gardens London W8 4QP

17:30 - 18:00 Doors open and registration
18:00 - 18:10 Welcome - Päivi Luostarinen, Finnish Ambassador to Great Britain
18:10 - 19:00 Cocktail Reception and networking
19:30 Event closes

TUESDAY 31.10.2017


KPMG, Number Twenty, Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4QJ

08:00 – 09:00 Speed-dating Session – Investors, Corporates and SME Innovator Companies
09:00 – 09:40 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
09:40 – 09:45Welcome to Cleantech Venture Day
Hugh Parnell, Chairman, Cambridge Cleantech

09:45 – 10:15Keynote: Cleantech Think Piece Address: The Climate Change Agenda in an Uncertain Political World
Followed by Q&A
Adrian Gault, Acting Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
10:15 – 11:00Innovator Pitches: Energy management and smart grid
Eliq, Origami Energy, Finno Energy, OpenTRV, GridDuck
Panel: Robert Trezona, Matthieu Horgnies, Paul Hughes
11:00 – 11:30Coffee and Networking
11:30 – 12:00Keynote: Cleantech Think Piece Address: What are the Big Needs that Cleantech Investing can Fulfil Today?
Followed by Q&A
Bernie Bulkin, Chairman, ID Solar Power
12:00 – 12:45Innovator Pitches: Low Carbon Vehicles and Robotics. Sponsored by JA Kemp
Visedo, TBC, Meteor Power, MSF Technologies, ecoRobotix
Panel: Robert Hokin, Henry Hunt-Grubbe, Chris Hole
12:45 – 14:00Lunch and Networking
14:00 – 14:30Keynote: Cleantech Think Piece Address: Trends in Cleantech Products and Services
Followed by Q&A
Professor Richard McMahon, Warwick University
14:30 – 15:15Innovator Pitches: Energy Production & Efficiency
Aurelia Turbines, BioCover, Antaco, Chalmor, Pavegen
Panel: Ines Bergmann-Nolting, Ernst Sack, Andrew Priest
15:15 – 15:45Tea and Networking
15:45 – 16:15Keynote Cleantech Think Piece Address: Sustainable Development Goals: what are the challenges, and how can we connect innovations and funding to make impact?
Followed by Q&A.
Dr. Hayat Sindi, IDB, Member of Scientific Advisory Board at UN, Founder and President of i2 institute, Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO.
The Islamic Development Bank is launching an endowment fund in the crossroad of science, technology and innovation and facilitating the collaboration of different sectors for more powerful impact.
16:15 – 17:00Innovator Pitches: Environmental Resource Efficiency
Enval, CamSES, Luxhammar Corporation, Colorifix, Entomics Biosystems
Panel: Anne McIvor, Howard Palmer
17:00 – 17:30Global Cleantech Cluster Association Panel - The Next Wave of Cleantech Innovation. Led by Christian Hauselmann, Founding Partner, Chairman of the Global Cleantech Cluster Association.
Panel: Aideen O'Hora (Sustainable Nation, Dublin); Carine van Hove (Flanders Cleantech Association); John O'Brien (Australian Cleantech); Martin Garratt (Cambridge Cleantech)
17:30 – 17:35Wrap up and Invitation to Drinks Reception and Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) Awards



KPMG, Number Twenty, Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4QJ

17:35 – 18:30Drinks Reception
4th Floor
18:30 – 19:00GCCA Awards Ceremony
Welcome by Daniel Zeicher, Member of Parliament for Cambridge
4th Floor. Led by Nina Harjula (Nordic Innovation Accelerator), and Peter Adriaens (Keystone Compact Group Ltd).
19:00 – 20:00GCCA Gala Buffet
4th Floor